poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome to Poetry Critical, an online poetry workshop. To post your own poetry you'll need to create a user id by typing a name and password in the box above and hitting 'New User'. If you just want to critique or jump into the discussion, however, you can go ahead and get started!

Random Poem:


steel caps on your stunted knees
useless shins with folded feet
trailing behind your stumbling
half-steps on barely thighs
stiff curls on your rigid hands
thumbs extended, wrist stuck
dead rakes through soil
dusting walk with rock-swept flesh
geriatric latissima and shoulders
built up from many yards
for stubborn money made
to honestly support yourself
now foetal around your top-tube
as you start your bike moving
one-sided tires worn thin
from faithfully supporting your self
you found yourself a purpose
though life gave you no reason
did you press against insistence?
or are you just deaf as well?

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